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Eh.. plug it in and see. It isn't one of the desirable ones' date=' but that just means you can get a deal on it.

 

It looks a little road worn, maybe $450? IF it works flawlessly.[/quote']

 

But this is Sweden the price: 7 900 swedish krona that is $1095

here is what I have translated from the ad for the amp

 

Rivera desiged 60W point to point combo med 2 10-speakers. From the mid 80's. Amazing on the clean channel sounds like a 60's Blackface, But with more power and lots of headroom. In very fine original condition

 

I wish it was as easy as plug it in and see a lot of traveling involved in buying anything where I am situated...

 

Sounds like this one is way overpriced......

 

Yes far too expensive......the guy was also very.....lets say "abrupt".........it's just Money, money, money, with some people........

 

A decent amp will crop up when I am least expecting it I am a believer.....[biggrin]

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yes' date=' that is WAY too much for that amp. I see a Concert II and a Vibroking in like new shape on CL right now for $700 each. Better amps on better shape. That thing would be loud as all hell anyways in your situation.[/quote']

 

This is my dilemma Mr ST what is the ideal amp for my situation and home use and small venue. Character and breaks up really nice for blues on the clean channel without breaking windows or ear drums...

 

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

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Well, i love my '73 silverface fender champ for that. As long as it ain't high gain you can't really beat that amp for the price. It does get loud as all amps do, but I get a nice break up at low volumes with a boost pedal, and when I have everything set on 7 the magic really happens! I see them locally for around $300 often. Can't beat it for a real hand wired point to point class A tube amp.

The Fender Blues Jr. is also a pretty good choice, its a little bit more versatile than my Champ, though not quite as "Fender" sounding. You have adjustable gain on that amp, (the Champ has 3 knobs, volume, low and high, and two inputs) a full tone stack and a "master" volume. Its loud enough to gig with, but can produce some pretty good tones at very low levels as well. Again, a boost and or overdrive pedal does wonders for that little extra bite. I build my own pedals, its a fun way to kill an afternoon, and I get the best quality for the price of buying a new Boss pedal.

 

Hope this helps.

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Well' date=' i love my '73 silverface fender champ for that. As long as it ain't high gain you can't really beat that amp for the price. It does get loud as all amps do, but I get a nice break up at low volumes with a boost pedal, and when I have everything set on 7 the magic really happens! I see them locally for around $300 often. Can't beat it for a real hand wired point to point class A tube amp.

The Fender Blues Jr. is also a pretty good choice, its a little bit more versatile than my Champ, though not quite as "Fender" sounding. You have adjustable gain on that amp, (the Champ has 3 knobs, volume, low and high, and two inputs) a full tone stack and a "master" volume. Its loud enough to gig with, but can produce some pretty good tones at very low levels as well. Again, a boost and or overdrive pedal does wonders for that little extra bite. I build my own pedals, its a fun way to kill an afternoon, and I get the best quality for the price of buying a new Boss pedal.

 

Hope this helps.[/quote']

 

I know where I can a champ not far from me...but here in Sweden it is nearly $700.....I can buy a Fender Blues JR for $550 I can get $400 for my Valveking.

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I know where I can a champ not far from me...but here in Sweden it is nearly $700.....I can buy a Fender Blues JR for $550 I can get $400 for my Valveking.

 

 

Ouch! Granted, $300 is a fair price but $700? Glad I don't live there, of course if I did I could unload a bunch of stuff and make a mint!

I think I paid $250 for the Blues Jr. used, in perfect condition, I was given the Champ by a friend who had it sitting in their closet for the last 15 years, also in that same closet was a tele that I was also given for free.

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these are for sale round these parts

 

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Fender Vibro Champ 1974 bytt högtalare till Eminence. 5900- $800 but I could probably knock him down

translation changed speaker to Eminence

Fender Bronco 1972. Orginal 5900-$800 but I could probably knock him down

Fender Champ 1969 bytt nätbrytare 5500-(ON HOLD) $760 but I could probably knock him down

translation changed "netbreaker" (sorry my Swedish is not good enough never come across that word "nätbrytare" before...you might be able to guess from my literal translation netbreaker...

 

so expensive over here

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Tech 21 I can get from Thomann they are cheapest supplier for me...

 

http://www.thomann.de/se/tech_21_trademark_30.htm

 

same price as a second hand Fender Blues Junior here in Sweden

 

$554 with delivery

 

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I never gave a solid state much thought because I had my heart set on and nice valve amp but that tech 21 is very versatile and compact....

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BASSMAN!!!

 

No seriously, Blues Jnr is a good fit no you describe your 'situation' (particularly if you can get a US made one). Light, versatile, good cleans, moddable, loud enough for small gigs and home use. Next up, Blues Deluxe but it's loud! There is a trick to getting the tone without having to make your eyes bleed though, and it's old school gtr knob control (you may as well use them after your electrics mods?).

 

Tech 21 looks interesting. Never come across them before. Fender cache though?

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BASSMAN!!!

 

No seriously' date=' Blues Jnr is a good fit no you describe your 'situation' (particularly if you can get a US made one). Light, versatile, good cleans, moddable, loud enough for small gigs and home use. Next up, Blues Deluxe but it's loud! There is a trick to getting the tone without having to make your eyes bleed though, and it's old school gtr knob control (you may as well use them after your electrics mods?).

 

Cheers Noijj

 

I missed that Bassman head by half a day......and it was affordable......

 

Tech 21 looks interesting. Never come across them before. Fender cache though?[/quote']

 

I think I am seeing the wood for the trees now. I have a plan, a cunning plan. this involves eventually owning two amps one valve and one solid state. Something like that tech is great for the sheer variety of what you can squeeze out of it thanks musikron for marking my card.

 

I should be able to pick up a second hand one of those pretty cheap.

 

Then I will stick with my Valveking .....for the moment........... and hunt for bargain good Fender valve of some description I'll wait until something "striking" appears on the market I think that is a little savings account project.

 

I want a "good" valve amp within the next 18 months......watch this space....

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A friend of mine had an early 80's Concert. Single 12 with an uncovered oak cabinet and cane grill cover. Other than being a beautiful amp it could make your ears bleed. He was always looking for the ultimate clean tube tone and this amp came very close with his vintage '67 strat. I was always asking him to turn it down during practice.....like knives through my ears. IMO a great amp...

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